Known for volatility, Metta World Peace a force for mental health awareness

The Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace is

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The Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace is shown during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (April 10, 2013) (Credit: AP)

The last time Metta World Peace played for a basketball team in New York, he had a different name and a different mind-set.

Fran Fraschilla recruited the player formerly known as Ron Artest to St. John's and coached him for one season. Mike Jarvis was World Peace's coach in 1999, when he took the Red Storm to the precipice of a Final Four.

Years later, both speak of World Peace with...

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